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External CDM folder can't resolve inherited entity

Hi All,

I've created DataFlow using External CDM folder in data lake. I'm trying to retrieve entity data by providing appropriate manifest and entity json files. I would like to use entity inheritance feature like this:


This works in EntityViewer (GitHub) - appropriate entity and its properties are visible but not in Power BI desktop.

Here is base entity config:



Can someone help me to resolve this issue? ExtendsEntity feature is very important in using,

what's wrong with my config? probably for dataLake there should be different corpusPath urls?

Thanks in advance.




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Hi @the_olka - you screenshots suggest that you are connecting to the Data Lake via a tool like Azure Data Factory instead of Power BI Desktop.  Could you please share screenshots of the steps when connecting using Power BI Get Data:



Hi @Daryl-Lynch-Bzy , I created DataFlow in Power BI workspace using Attach External CDM option where I provided url to my manifest file in DataLake (i am using default.manifest.cdm.json instead of model.json)


After workspace created I can create reports in power BI Desktop.

Everything was working as expected and DF provided appropriate data until I started to use ExtendsEntity property in Entity.cdm.json. Power BI cannot resolve the inheritance.


Can someone please clarify what is a proper way to inherit entity model in Entity.cdm.json?

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